[Pkg-octave-devel] Octave 3.4
tweber at debian.org
Thu Feb 10 14:53:19 UTC 2011
On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 09:55:35AM +0100, Sébastien Villemot wrote:
> Thomas Weber <tweber at debian.org> writes:
> > Okay, so here's a draft plan:
> > 1) I will upload octave-forge packages to be built against the current
> > 3.2 package. This means either uploading newly released octave-forge
> > packages are just the old ones. The aim of this is to get somewhat
> > up-to-date octave-forge packages in and reduce our bug count (the
> > majority of current bugs is just about removing Rafael from the
> > Uploader's list -- but the QA team is probably happy to get those 20 or
> > so bugs from its radar).
> > 2) We will switch the octave-forge packages over to git-with-upstream
> > source. In that process, we should also look at the relevance of the
> > respective octave-forge package. I'm looking for small packages with no
> > real upstream maintenance and I think we should drop them. This includes
> > especially every package using a SWIG wrapper and packages without unit
> > tests.
> > 3) Switching over other packages. This means all packages except Octave
> > itself. We should have some experience by then, so I don't expext too
> > many errors from our side.
> > 4) Switch to Octave 3.4. I haven't made up my mind about this yet,
> > that's why I've put it at the end.
> > Things to consider:
> > - Sébastien, are you okay with this for Dynare or do you want to keep
> > the current setup (i.e. keeping just the debian/ directory in git)?
> I’m fine with the idea of putting everything in git.
> As upstream already uses git, does it make sense to just clone the
> upstream branch, and then create a debian-specific branch ?
Good question :)
My gut feeling is "no, let's just stick with the released tarballs", but
that is not based on any facts or knowledge.
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